Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pantone Color of the Year (2017) Greenery!

The moment you've all been waiting for is finally here! Pantone's color of the year for 2017 is greenery- an inviting shade of a lime green. While it is a fun shade to use in your home or business it may make some not sure how to incorporate other colors with it. We will show you how to incorporate it as a paint on the wall with coordinating draperies, pillows and other decor. We will also show you how to incorporate greenery shades in your decor items with already painted walls. Shop the items by clicking the pictures below.



Our favorite colors with a shade of greenery are navy, dark to medium shades of gray, smoky gray blues, aqua, white for a bright look or black and white, shades of peacock blue, and pink for a girls room.

This airy and bright dining room with light gray walls and greenery chairs is the perfect way to add greenery to your home without too much. A patterned drape in a medium/dark gray would add a nice contrast or to keep a flow without contrast a drape in green silk dupioni by AD Couture Home would do the trick.


This bright and airy white room with eggshell walls and just the touch of green plants would look elegant with a couture silk dupioni drape or a patterened drape in green (below). 



Incorporate greenery into your gray room with drapes in green solid or pattern and patterned pillows in shades of green or to incorporate another color use navy or other shades of blue pillows.



This beach style room can be created by using Behr Premium Plus Periwinkle P530-4. 


A simple white linen drape with green Greek key trim or a linen color block drape by AD Couture Home in white and green will pull the natural green of the tree into the room. Mix and match patterned pillows in green and blues to finish off the look. 



A lime green velvet drape is perfect in this room with neutral walls, white sofa, gray pillows, and large gray deer. (Right) Lime green drapes are paired with charcoal gray and white wallpaper, charcoal lamp shades, green dining chairs, and crystal chandelier. 



In a modern room with green walls you can add navy, indigo, or shades of peacock blue in drapes, art, and throw pillows.

Try these indigo Kate Trellis drapes (left) or John Robshaw Mani Indigo (right) for windows



For a bright cottage feel just add greenery in the accents and keep paint, furniture, and drapes neutral. Add green pillows and white silk or linen drapes along with plants and green accents.


                                 

Greenery looks great with black and white patterns, such as stripe or damask. Add green accent furniture and do a bold statement with black and white stripe walls, or a more subtle move with black and white patterned throw pillows.




These tips are guaranteed to give your home a bold and eye-catching look and give you the change you've been looking for. Enjoy!









Thursday, March 23, 2017

6 Teen Room Ideas! Start Fresh for the Season

New year, new you, new room. . .
Having the same old bedroom can make life pretty boring. Liven things up by changing your teenager's room with some of these helpful ideas:


Image result for navy teen bedrooms  The Kate Trellis Drape with Lining - You pick the Fabric



1) Vintage and Modern Navy Room
Hanging rustic decor on the walls (such as the tennis rackets shown in the picture on the left), hockey sticks, oars, and other vintage gear is a great way to add a vintage effect to a room. The wooden backdrop is also a nice compliment. On the right is a more modern room. A simple white duvet and pillows work in a girl or boys room leaving the pattern to the drapes and color to the walls. Try using AD Couture Home's The Kate Trellis navy drape to add window treatment in both rooms.


Image result for dull red teen rooms  

2) Bold and Red Room


Using a bright bold color in a room such as red is a great eye catcher and really makes the room pop. The black and white bed, pillows, and furniture create a nice contrast against the bold color. Different types of wall decor (such as the bike shown in the picture) are perfect for making your room unique and expressing yourself. Use AD Couture Home's red and champagne striped drapes or create your own custom stripe drapes for a room like this.

Image result for girl teen rooms  


3) Green Splash Room

 Having one wall that is patterned can be bold and exciting. A splash of color is always fun too, especially during the spring time. With green as the color to decorate in this year, black and white designs allow for beautiful green contrasts in drapes and bedding. In this room they added a green headboard to the bed. It is a great color to correlate with the pink in the room. To bring out this color more in the room, add some AD Couture Home's grass green drapes (top right corner) instead of the basic black and white curtains shown in the picture.


Image result for girl teen rooms  

4) Black and White Room
Sometimes simple is better. This room doesn't have a lot of color in it, just black and white. The shelving in the room is a perfect decorative focus and it also provides great storage. Adding fun prints in the same black and white colors adds texture without having to add color. Use AD Couture Home's black and white drapes for a room like this.


Image result for lavender teen rooms  

5) Light Lavender Room

Lavender is a perfect color for spring because of its light and flowery feel. The lavender shaggy rug on the floor helps to warm the place up a bit. Add fluffy pillows and blankets to make your room more comfy and prepare for the season. Add ticking stripe drapes in lavender to match the room.

Image result for fiery orange modern teen boy rooms  

6) Bright and Sporty Room
This room is perfect for a sporty/musically inclined teenager. Its bright orange color makes the room edgy and personalized. Hanging murals and adding other sports decor create the vibe of this room. Put up AD Couture Home's firey orange drapes in horizontal orange and white stripe with grommets to go with the color of the wall and brighten up the room.




I hope you enjoyed these tips for a better and cooler room for your teen! Come back weekly to see more blogs by AD Couture Home!




written by: Kyndal Wilson

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holiday Napkins DIY

What better way to be festive for the holidays then to have your own custom made Christmas napkins? Click on the picture below to purchase AD Couture Home block print reindeer napkins. All napkins (solid and reindeer napkins) are 25% off until Wednesday, December 21st! Use the coupon code: table25 to receive this great deal!

 If you're looking to be more creative and want to have some fun then you can make these holiday napkins yourself with our helpful steps. Keep reading and you'll have your unique napkins in no time. 

Set of 4 Gold Reindeer White Cloth Napkins

First you'll need some solid colored napkins, we used white so the paint will show up good on the material.  (Feel free to alter any of these steps and personalize your napkins the way you want.) 


Then you need to purchase a stamp with whatever design/picture you want and some fabric paint of your choice. We used the brand Lumiere by Jacquard.

Image result for lumiere by jacquard fabric paint

Before you start stamping on your napkins, practice a few times on a different piece of fabric to make sure you get it to look how you want it to look. When you are ready, put some fabric paint onto your stamp and begin stamping your napkins. Once you are done, let them dry. We found brushing the paint onto the stamp gave an even application as opposed to dipping it in the paint.


Lastly, once the paint is all dry, heat up your clothing iron and heat the back of the napkin first, then heat the front. This makes the paint set into the fabric. Enjoy your new custom made napkins!



Written by Kyndal Wilson

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Setting Your Dining Table the Proper Way!

Finally, the holiday season is here. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, which means it is time for lots of food, family, and fun! Dinner parties are an essential way to celebrate these joyful times with your loved ones. AD Couture Home is here to help you have your most successful dinner party yet by showing you how to properly set your dinner table.

Photo shows a Thanksgiving theme using white accents, such a as tree, pumpkins, plates and napkins. Details are important as they display if the event is formal, casual, or somewhere in the middle. 
White linen napkins are a clean look with sparkle napkin rings


Setting the Table


Lets start with the "Informal" way:

Image result for informal table setting map

1)First, put the plate in the center and place the napkin on top.
2)Place your largest fork (used for the main meal) directly to the left of the plate, followed by a smaller fork (used for an appetizer).
3)To the right of the plate, put the large dinner knife, followed by a smaller spoon, followed by a larger spoon.
4)In the top right corner, place the wineglass.
5)Lastly, place the water glass to the left and slightly above the wineglass.


The "Formal" way:

Image result for formal table setting map
1)First, put the plate in the center and place a smaller plate (for salad/appetizers) on top. 
2)Next, put a larger fork to the left of the plate, followed by a smaller fork.
3)To the right of the plate, place the large dinner knife, followed by the smaller spoon, followed by a larger spoon.
4)To the very left of the forks is where you put the napkin.
5)*optional* To the right of the spoons, put your saucer with a teacup on top.
6)Directly above the forks, place your small bread plate and small bread knife on top.
7)To the right of this is where your cake fork and dessert spoon should go. (the fork's prongs should face towards the right and the spoon should face the opposite way.)
8)Place the name card right above the dessert spoon.
9)To the right of the name card is where you should put the water glass.
10)Lastly, put your red wineglass to the right and slightly below the water glass, and put the white wineglass to the right and slightly below the other wine glass.


Check out our dinner table! Click here to shop for some AD Couture Home table decor items such as napkins, table runners, you name it.


Written by Kyndal Wilson


Friday, November 18, 2016

Warm Holiday Drinks!

Since fall has just begun, we decided to help you start the holiday season off right with these hot chocolate inspired drinks! These toasty and delicious drinks are guaranteed to get you in the spirit and ready for the most joyful time of the year. 


Drink 1: Butterscotch White Hot Chocolate
Napkins available at AD Couture Home 

Ingredients: -2 cups milk
                      -2 cups half & half
                      -6 oz. white chocolate chips
                      -6 oz. butterscotch chips
                      -1/4 tsp. vanilla extract 
                      -whipped cream (optional)
                      -pumpkin pie spice (optional)

Directions: 1. Add milk and half & half together in a large pot over medium heat. Do not boil
                    2. Gradually pour in white chocolate and butterscotch chips and stir until creamy
                    3. Add vanilla extract and stir 
                    4. Serve in a mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Serves: 4-5 people


Drink 2: Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate
Emerald green napkins available at AD Couture Home

Ingredients: -3 cups half & half
                      -2/3 cups white chocolate
                      -1/2 tsp. pumpkin extract
                      -1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Directions: 1. Pour half & half in a medium/large pot and place over medium heat. Do not boil
                    2. Gradually add white chocolate and stir until mixture is creamy 
                    3. Add pumpkin extract and pumpkin pie spice and stir
                    4. Serve in a mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice

Serves: 3 people


Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate
Royal Napkins available at AD Couture Home

Ingredients: -2 tbsp cocoa powder
                      -2 tbsp sugar
                      -1 cup milk
                      -1/4 tsp pumpkin extract
                      -big or small marshmallows (optional)

Directions: 1. Pour milk in bowl/mug and heat in microwave for 1 minute
                    2. In  a separate mug, mix sugar and cocoa together
                    3. Slowly add milk to the mixture and stir until mixture is melted and smooth
                    4. Add pumpkin extract and stir
                    5. Top with marshmallow(s) and enjoy!

Serves: 1 person


We hope you enjoy these recipes! Share them with your friends and family.


Written by: Kyndal Wilson



                   

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rotisserie chicken and black bean taco recipe

Tacos are an all around favorite and this recipe is delicious and easy to make. If you are looking for a new way to spice up your average taco and make an awesome one that will leave you begging for more, you've come to the right place. 


Start off with your favorite rotisserie chicken. Pull all of the chicken off the bone into little pieces and place them in a bowl


Now for the bean mixture. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of black beans, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, and 3 tbsp fresh cilantro together along with salt and pepper


Time to put it all together! Fill your soft shell taco/burrito with your chicken and a scoop of the black bean mixture. To top it all off, add sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

Share this AD Couture Home recipe with your friends and family! 





Written by Kyndal Wilson